When we lose connection to nature, we fail to respect and appreciate the limited gifts of the earth. We commodify that which is trending, and the land suffers for it - we all suffer for it. This season, and every season, pause and reflect on your needs before consuming. Consider how you can foster a connection to the earth and be an active participator in your food and medicine supply.
Knowledge is power, and education is key to herb safety. There are many credible sources for herbal education, books and articles and courses, that are easily accessible and often affordable, that can help you learn about plant identification, medicine preparation, and safety concerns and contraindications when working with and administering herbs
There are different categories of Herbs that interact with the immune system, most commonly known as Immunostimulants, Immunomodulators, and Adaptogens. Other groups - which are not necessarily exclusive, Herbs can have actions that can put them in multiple categories - include Antimicrobial and Antiviral.